General Manager of Dominica Water and Sewerage Company (DOWASCO), Bernard Ettinoffe, has made an appeal to the public to conserve the country’s water resources.
In fact, Ettinoffe said the company has an educational process to create awareness as to why water should be conserved.
“We still enjoy an abundance of water in Dominica and is still willing to assist some of our neighbours, but we need to conserve what we have because it is also costly to get that water to our homes,” he stated last week. “We do have policies to ensure water conservation, but most importantly is the educational process to educate people, create awareness to why we should conserve water.”
Ettinoffe pointed out that there are some areas in Jamaica where people receive water two days per week only.
“The same has happened in countries like Trinidad and St Lucia there is a water emergency, in Antigua there is a water emergency, so hence the need for us to conserve what we have,” he pointed out. “When we look at Haiti, it is another country that is water stressed or water scarce. We are still appealing to people’s consciences, still educating the public as to why we have to conserve so we do not have to go to that point at all.”
Meantime Public Relations Officer of DOWASCO, Edward Registe pointed out that there are certain areas in Dominica where customers are experiencing low water pressure.
“People who want to continue to water their lawns and have sprinklers on for the entire day, we have to consider changing that,” Registe warned. “Let us ensure that we conserve water, because it is not an infinite resource, it is something that we can lose if we do not manage it properly.”